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NEDO Launches Demonstration Test of “Hybrid Energy Storage System Composed of Electric and Hydrogen Energy Storage Systems”

– Realizing purification plants in which continuous operation is possible even during emergencies –
August  25,2017
New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO)
Tohoku University
Mayekawa Mfg. Co., Ltd.

As a part of NEDO projects, Tohoku University and Mayekawa Mfg. Co., Ltd. have devised and developed a new “hybrid energy storage system composed of electric and hydrogen energy storage systems,” which combines the effective utilization of renewable energy at normal times and the ability to be a power source during emergencies. These dual functions are achieved by combining a hydrogen storage system and an electric power storage device. Demonstration tests were launched at the Sendai City Moniwa water purification plant.

Going forward, NEDO aims for the realization of next-generation purification plants, in which stable, continuous operation is possible even during power outage caused by disasters, by achieving the practical application of this system, which is a form of Power to Gas systems that use electric power obtained from renewable energy to produce and utilize hydrogen.

For more information, please contact:

NEDO New Energy Technology Department
Contact Person: Ohira Tel: +81-44-520-5261­

Tohoku University, Graduate School of Engineering
Contact Person: Professor Tsuda Tel: +81-22-795-5020­ E-mail: tsuda@ecei.tohoku.ac.jp

Mayekawa Mfg. Co., Ltd. Public Relations Department
E-mail: public@mayekawa.co.jp